[Samba] Updating Samba AD from 4.1 to latest stable

Stefan Kania stefan at kania-online.de
Fri Jun 5 12:05:16 UTC 2020

Why not installing a new Samba 4.12 ADDC join it to your domain, give
alle FSMOs to that DC AND the content from sysvol. Then remove one old
DC after the other and replace it wit a new 4.12. It's always better
then a in-place migration from 4.1

Am 05.06.20 um 10:35 schrieb Joop via samba:
> Hi All,
> After reading the list for a while I have a question myself.
> I have the task of upgrading a couple of systems and one of them is the
> office AD infrastructure from a Samba-4.1 installation to the latest
> stable version.
> I already did a concept of proof by incrementally compiling versions
> 4.2/3/4/5/etc to the then latest stable 4.10 and it seemed to work out
> OK but was a lot of work.
> I had a thought and would like to hear your opinions on it.
> What if I install a temporary Windows 2019/2016 server with the AD role
> and join it to the old Samba-4.1 AD and then transfer all AD roles to
> it. Next install a new Linux server with the latest Samba (4.12.3) and
> join it to the domain too. Transfer all roles from the Windows ADDC to
> it and decommission that server and add a second Linux ADDC  to the
> domain to be redundant.
> Would/should that work and am I missing steps?
> Thanks in advance,
> Joop

Stefan Kania
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25693 St. Michaelisdonn

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